How Transitional Care in Fayetteville Reduces Hospital Readmissions

 provider of transitional care in Fayetteville with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

At Visiting Angels® Fayetteville, NC, we’re committed to helping seniors live safely and comfortably at home. One of the ways we do this is by offering transitional care to seniors in the Fayetteville area who have recently been discharged from a medical facility.

Roughly one in five seniors discharged from a hospital is readmitted within the first month. We aim to reduce these high rates by addressing the factors that lead to a hospital readmission. We offer essential personal transitional care in hospitals, in our clients’ homes, and through our local Fayetteville office to help our clients make full recoveries following a hospital visit.

What Causes Readmissions in Fayetteville

Although a senior might be cleared to go home following a hospital visit, they may still have to follow specific medical instructions to make a full recovery. When a senior lives alone, they may have a hard time following these instructions without support. Seniors with memory disorders might forget to take medications. Seniors with mobility issues might have difficulties getting to follow-up appointments. Additionally, disrupted sleeping and eating schedules might lead to exhaustion, leaving seniors unable to manage a disease or illness on their own. All these factors can lead to hospital readmission.

How Transitional Care from Visiting Angels Fayetteville Helps

At Visiting Angels Fayetteville, we take a three-prong approach to transitional care, ensuring we address specific issues that might lead to hospital readmission. This approach includes:

  • In-Hospital Care. We offer essential personal support to our clients and their families while a senior is still in the hospital. We guide our clients’ families through the discharge process and offer our discharge planning guide, which includes questions to ask doctors, and tips to avoid hospital readmission.
  • Care At Home. In our clients’ homes, we provide help with meal preparation, housekeeping, and other day-to-day tasks. We also offer monitoring, looking for reasons a senior might be unable to follow proper recovery protocols. Additionally, we immediately let our clients’ families know if we notice any changes to our clients’ health and well-being.
  • Care From Our Office. We provide transitional care services through our Fayetteville, NC office by offering medication reminders, arranging transportation to appointments, and booking food and medication deliveries.

Call Visiting Angels Fayetteville to learn more about how our transitional care services help reduce hospital readmissions for seniors in Fayetteville, Spring Lake, Hope Mills, and the surrounding areas. 

 

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